The universality of lullabies is celebrated with this collection of melodies from around the world. Appropriately soothing and sweet, this collection of Celtic, Swedish, American, Canadian, American Indian, Japanese, Spanish, and African-American lullabies is performed by some of the world's most respected performers, all of whom are perfectly suited for this kind of project. Highlights include Loreena McKennitt
's haunting original "Courtyard Lullaby," Judy Collins
' comforting rendition of the traditional favorite "All the Pretty Horses," and Bobby McFerrin
's tranquil theme to the Oscar-nominated documentary Common Thread. Listeners of all ages will find this a most welcome way to close the day.